Editorials

Is this really what we want?

February 11, 2019 at 10:05 am

Partisan death matches sow discord all across America.ACCORDING TO WEBSTER, the word compromise is defined thusly: "Settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions; something intermediate between or blen...

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Politics seldom dictates markets

February 11, 2019 at 10:05 am

Higher pay is a good thing, but government mandates can backfire.AWHILE BACK THERE was an editorial cartoon that showed the outline of the financially-troubled State of Illinois. Frantically fleeing in all directions were vehicles towing U-...

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Let's look out for each other

February 04, 2019 at 11:27 am

Remember the people who kept working during the arctic spell.HOW COLD WAS IT? Well, let's just say it was cold enough most sane people stayed indoors, if they had a choice.Some folks, however, do not have a choice.So let's say thanks. Show ...

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Take another look at Foxconn

February 04, 2019 at 11:27 am

Obviously, the deal is shaping up differently than Wisconsin expected.THIS ONE SEEMS like a no-brainer: If Foxconn can change its plans away from what had been negotiated and promised with Wisconsin state government officials, then Wisconsi...

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Compromise is not dirty word

January 28, 2019 at 9:44 am

For those willing to see, signs citizens want collaborative government.IT DIDN'T TAKE long for the rubber to meet the road regarding actions during a lame-duck session of the Wisconsins Legislature.Readers will remember, following the elect...

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An MLK message: We can do better

January 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

Current events pose the question: How far have we really come?REP. STEVE KING represents a district in northwest Iowa that includes Sioux City, so he's a Midwesterner like us and folks in Wisconsin ought to care what he says and does. In fa...

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The death penalty, when it truly fits

January 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

Some evil deserves society's ultimate sanction.WARNING TO READERS: We are preparing to beat a dead horse one more time, so longtime suscribers may feel free to skip the argument.Jake Patterson admits it. He plotted to take a 13-year-old gir...

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For politicians, the pay goes on

January 22, 2019 at 10:28 am

Proposition: Better policies would follow if officials had to live by their own actions.AS THE FEDERAL government shutdown continues, this rubs salt into the wounds for the hundreds of thousands of workers furloughed involuntarily without p...

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Take close look at Constitution

January 14, 2019 at 11:07 am

Presidents are supposed to wield limited authority. Or so the Founders believed.THIS IS ON CONGRESS. It has been a long time in the making. And those who profess fealty to the Founders, and particularly to the United States Constitution and...

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Time to rethink 'War on Drugs'

January 07, 2019 at 10:16 am

Decades of failure have impacted society in destructive ways.THERE'S AN OLD spiritual called "Dem Bones" and it goes like this: "Toe bone connected to the foot bone, foot bone connected to the heel bone, heel bone connected to the ankle bon...

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